Battle High School Special Section
The Missourian took an in-depth look at the new high school and heard from students, teachers and administrators about their hopes for the school.
As fall ushers in a new school year, Columbia students will have a new name to use as an identity: Muriel Williams Battle High School.
Freshmen, sophomore and junior classes will occupy the building in August.
Battle High School is piloting a new technology initiative for Columbia Public Schools, which plans to provide an iPad Mini to every student.
The department heads of Battle High School are beyond the dreaming stage. They are actively shaping their niche in educating future Battle students.
Eliot Battle and his wife, Muriel, for whom the new high school is named, worked to help ease the tensions from school desegregation.
Battle High School opted for a parent-teacher-student organization to make sure all the funds go to benefiting the school.
About 90 percent of the Battle staff had been hired as of April 12. Learn more about the teachers and faculty for the school and where they've come from.
Muriel Battle's colleagues from over the years talk about what her legacy meant to them and the Columbia Public Schools.
Principal Kim Presko and other administrators talk about their plans for the new school.
The new Battle High School coaches talk about the programs and culture they are trying to establish when the school opens.
The department heads that have been hired for Battle High School answer questions about curriculum, classrooms and the school.
The opening of Battle High School means a change in the boundaries at the high school level and a change in the structure of middle and junior high schools.
Incoming Battle High School students toured the new school in April. Many are described as The school is set to open June 3.
A look at events of Columbia Public School District.
A downloadable PDF of the Missourian's special section on the opening of Battle High School. The school officially opens June 3 for summer school.
New roads in the area around the high school are planned to help relieve the congestion, and homeowners there may see a silver lining in the coming years with increased property values.